My son and I were on our own the other night for dinner. My husband and daughter went out on daddy-daughter date night. Every year, we have a daddy-daughter dance in our town and they've attended. I take her to get her hair done and buy a dress. Daddy buys a flower for the pretty girl and they go out to dinner before the dance. This year, she decided that she was too old to go. It made my husband very sad but he, typical male, didn't say anything about it.
My daughter commented a few days after the decision not to go was made that what she was really going to miss was the dinner with her dad. I happily volunteered that her dad would take her out for dinner anytime she wanted. Well, they got dressed up the other night, went out for linguine with red clam sauce and ice cream for dessert. Dad was in his element! What a happy man he was to show his little girl around town, except this time, his little girl wore high heels!
Son and I were on our own for dinner and I didn't really want to go out. I found a head of cabbage that needed to be eaten. I decided to make chinese chicken slaw. I had a rotiserre chicken I had purchased earlier in the day so I deboned it and chopped it coarsely. Here's my recipe for the slaw I made and I do say, it was delicious!
Chinese Chicken Slaw
1 head chopped cabbage
1/2-3/4 cups chopped chicken per person
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup black seedless grapes per person
2 T toasted almond slivered per person
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon chili oil (too taste, it's really hot)
mix all together and let sit until salad is ready
I chopped the cabbage and chicken and let my son take out what he could eat onto his salad bowl. I then put the oranges, grapes and almonds on top and poured some dressing on top.
It was a hit! He told me I could make that anytime. Maybe I just will, it took all of ten minutes to make!
I'm sure I could persuade the other two to do a daddy-daughter dinner more often!